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Dr. Cumming has actually succeeded in " drawing " the

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Pope, who, however, does not write to him directly, nor acknowledge the receipt of his letter; but in an epistle to Archbishop Manning , explains how, having "seen from the...


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T HE Emperor of the French is said to be looking quite well again, and in very good spirits, and his delay in summoning the Legislative Body is giving rise to adverse comment of...

Telegrams have been coming and going all the week between

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America and Europe on the subject of the note presented by General Sickles to the Spanish Cabinet concerning the affairs of Cuba. We are told that the note,—which the Spanish...

Lord Carnarvon has come back from the Continent in a

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timid mood. He made a speech on Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Highclere Agricultural Association, which would be said, we sup- pose, to boon the Irish land question,...

Perellyacinthe, the great orator of Notre Dame, and the head

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of the order of barefooted Carmelites in Paris, has received some rebuke from his superior, apparently for the somewhat patronizing tone in which he has recently treated a...

• „,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

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We intimated last week our doubt whether the formal resig-

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nation of the Bishop of Exeter would not be completed only by his death, and so it has turned out. He died on this day week in his 91st year, after a tenure of his vast diocese...

The Duke of St. Albans writes to the Times to

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say that the parishioners of Redbourne have recommended an excellent man to the living, the Rev. G. Godfrey, M.A., of Queen's College, Oxford, now curate of the parish of...

The Record hints that Lady Palmerston was converted before her

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death to Evangelical principles by her son-in-law, the Earl of Shaftesbury, and while showering very characteristic but unevangelical applause on her ladyship's qualities as a...

The General Synod of the Church of Ireland brought its

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scheme, so far as the representation of the Clergy in "the Church body" is concerned, to a very speedy conclusion after only two days' delibera- tions. The clerical...

The statement made in several newspapers that Mrs. Stowe will

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reply to the criticisms ou her story in the October number of Macmillan's Magazine is a mistake. We understand that she reserves her reply. The Guardian states, on what it deems...

The Manchester Free Traders got up a meeting on Tuesday

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night to make a rather superfluous reply to the Protectionists,— whose arguments are really beneath contempt. Mr. George Wilson, ex-Chairman of the Anti-Corn Law League, and Mr....

Yesterday week the Welsh Nonconformists had a great meeting on

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occasion of laying the foundation of a Congregationalist chapel at Mountain Ash ; Mr. Morley, M.P. for Bristol, and Mr. Richard, M.P. for Merthyr, were present, and improved the...

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A very extraordinary and wholesale murder—of a lady and her

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'five children, the lady herself being with child, so that, in fact, seven lives were extinguished—took place in the immediate out- skirts of Paris, at a little place called...

Lord Overstone raises another point. He says by the present

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law a pound means so much weight in gold ; not merely so much value, and not only so, but so much weight stamped with a stamp making it current coin of the realm. It is not...

If it were possible, we should certainly have a run

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just now on Insurance Companies. Another concern—the European Assurance Society—is threatened with a winding-up, and as the outstanding policies are said to be for over eight...

A Mr. H. Cheater, a solicitor, 69 years of age,

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too old, we should think, for an expert climber, lost his life, on Wednesday week, in the attempt to take a dog up the Lyskamm, a moun- tain near Zermatt and next southwards to...

There has been a mysterious disappearance in Scotland. The Lord

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Justice Clerk (Mr. Patton) went to his estate in Glenal- mond, Perthshire, this day week, and on Monday morning went out before breakfast for a walk, and has not since been...

We observe with sincere pleasure that Professor J. R. Seeley

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has been appointed to the Regina Professorship of History in 'Cambridge, vacant by the resignation of Canon Kingsley. The remarkable articles on Roman Imperialism in Macmillan's...

Our paupers are really taking a high-handed line with their

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superiors in the workhouse. They are beginning to claim, it seems, the right to excommunicate the master of the workhouse if, in their judgment, his private conduct is not that...

" Par " and Lord Overstone have both replied to

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Sir John Lubbock in the Times, on the theoretical point involved in the suggested diminution of the gold in the sovereign by way of a charge for mintage,—" Par" quite...

Consols were on Friday evening 92f to 92f.

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THE PROGRESS OF THE IRISH LAND QUESTION. T HERE is something perfectly astonishing in the progress made by the Irish Land Question within the last few months. It is almost too...

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I T has pleased editorial providence—the providence, at least, which presides over the London Daily Press—to snub in the most frigid style the gathering of the Reds at Lausanne....

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T HE sameness of the facts elicited by the Election Com- missions has more than once been made the subject of remark, but every now and then a more promising stratum is reached,...

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W E are just now many of us so intent in weighing the Irish demands for Ireland, whether with respect to land or education, as to be giving very inadequate atten- tion to a...

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W HILST the International has been doing its best to destroy the favourable impression produced on public opinion by the Trades' Congress of Birmingham and the Working-Men's...

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W HILE waiting, as every reasonable person will wait, for more evidence than has as yet been published, on Mrs. Stowe's inaccurate accusation, and taking for what it is worth...

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T HESE vigorous protests of the Treves Catholics and M. de Monts,'embed and Pere Hyacinthe, and virtually, one may say, of the Fulda memorialists also, against the policy of the...

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I T is an odd way of beginning to ascend a mountain to drive down a high road for an hour in the dark, but such was my fate one morning last week. I am not one of those unhappy...

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I T was on a dull and cloudy morning, but with promise of a fine day withal, that we hurried down at seven o'clock to the Barbican at Plymouth. A perfect fleet of trawlers, with...

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CXVIL-THE WELSH MARCH :-CHESHIRE.-THE CHURCH, THE LAND, AND THE TOWNS. TENTION is several times made in the old chronicles and .1.11 legends of a See of Chester before theN...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—" E. S.," in the Spectator of the 18th inst., has given the only defence which is possible, from a Protestant point of view, of...


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THE ROMAN CATHOLICS AND MIXED SCHOOLS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE “SPECTATOR."] SIR,-It was justly said by Mr. Chichester Fortescue that though the question of the Irish Church...

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MALBONE.* Is not this Mr. Thomas Wentworth Higginson the same who com- manded a negro regiment during the Civil War, and whose narra- tives of his work and adventures in the...


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[To ma EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."j Sin,—Permit me to express my dissent from your able article on "The Amnesty Agitation." With you I supported the suspension of the Habeas...

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MOST English readers, we suppose, have drawn their conceptions of the life and teaching of Socrates from Mr. G. H. Lewes's " History of Philosophy," and from the eloquent...

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MIL WARD has managed to compress the poetical works of Pope, excluding indeed his Homer, into a small compass, but there is nothing cramped or scanty about this admirable...

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A QUIET story, not without a quiet beauty, and some quiet power; power of the kind met with occasionally in some preacher who, in the very midst of uttering mere platitudes,...

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NORTHERN ENGLISH CATHEDRALS.* Wrris a small, but generally a cultivated

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class, a tour of visits to Cathedral cities,—places often famous for nothing but their noble churches,—has long been a favourite way of spending a holiday. With larger numbers...

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Dos Lied von der Glocke: the Song of the Bell. By Schiller, with a translation by the late W. H. Merivale. (Williams and Norgate.)—In this little book the text and the...

Poems. By George Howard, Earl of Carlisle. (tIoxon.)—The Oxford Prize

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Poem on "Paestum " with which this volume commences is a type of all its contents. Lord Carlisle wrote to perfection the sort of verse which is suggested when one thinks of a...

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Sword and Pen. By Walter Clinton. (Nimmo.)—Under this title, which

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seems somewhat affected, Mr. Clinton gives an account of some of the great men of Queen Elizabeth's time, of whom Raleigh, Drake, Sir Philip Sidney, and Shakespeare are tho...

Egmont : a Tragedy by Goethe. Edited with English notes,

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by C. A. Bnchheim. (Clarendon Press Series.)—This is the first of a proposed series of German authors, and as one of the most noteworthy of the classics of that language Egmont...